Overview Laredo

Visiting Laredo

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Stories and Tips Laredo

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Streets of Laredo

Written by Linda Kaye on 31 May, 2004

Laredo, Texas, population just under 200,000, is one of the major international crossings along the U.S./Mexico border and is known as the Gateway to Mexico. It is a short 150-mile drive from San Antonio. San Agustin de Laredo was established on the north bank of the…Read More


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Crossing the Border

Written by Linda Kaye on 31 May, 2004

Any U.S. citizen can cross the Mexican border without a permit or visa as long as you are not traveling more than 26 miles into the country. Your driver’s license will usually be adequate but it is suggested that you also carry proof of citizenship…Read More


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Texas Travel Information Center

Written by Linda Kaye on 31 May, 2004

Who would think that a visitor’s center/ rest stop/ roadside park could ever warrant an entry in our travel journal? - but then, this one is different. Located at Exit 18 on Interstate 35, just 12 miles from Laredo, Texas, this visitor’s center is…Read More


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